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  Derris benthamii
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Derris benthamii (Thw.) Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 413. 1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 387(273). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 135. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 75. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 143. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 98. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 90. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 202. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 280. 2009. Brachypterum benthamii Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 93. 1859. Derris paniculata Benth., J. Linn. Soc. 4 (Suppl.): 105,1860; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 242. 1878.
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  Description: Stout climbers; branchlets densely lenticellate, minutely dark brown hispid. Leaves 7-9-foliolate; leaflets to 4 x 2 cm, ovate, abruptly acuminate, acumen twisted, retuse, pubescent along the nerves below; petiolule hispid. Panicle to 30 x 30 cm, brown-hispid. Flowers many; calyx 4 mm long, oblique at mouth, densely hispid outside, lobes short; standard 10 x 6 mm, clawed, concave, white; keel 10 x 3 mm, oblong, clawed. Pods 3.5 x 2 cm, 1.5 cm thick, densely brown hispid, acute and hooked at apex, acute at base; seeds 1 or 2.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Localities: Kottamala, Karimala, Damsite, Kannoth, Karamanayar region, Agasthymala peak
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